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Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.

—William Ellery Channing (by Oswald Chambers; Public Domain)

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Take Charge.

Don’t fight the problem, decide it.

Marshall, George C, pd

— George C. Marshall(Public domain)

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Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.

Stevenson, Robert Louis see attrib

—Robert Louis Stevenson (photo by Henry Walter Barnett)

…Thanks to Dr. Perry at MakeItUltra™ for making me dwell on Stevenson and some of his works.

When it comes to life, we all have our “poor hands.” Those disadvantages—be they physical, financial, intellectual, or emotional—that we could so easily use as a crutch to prevent us from accomplishing, or even competing. How many times have you heard the phrase “it takes money to make money” uttered from people who believe they are destined to stay poor. It’s not their fault, they just weren’t born to rich parents!

What about physical, social, or educational shortcomings. We look at others who have our ideal vision of life and we lament how lucky they are. If only we had their natural ability to (insert your shortcoming here).

Life is a struggle, but that is by Design! We were meant to have the specific set of challenges that we own.  God gave us these shortcomings not as a punishment, but as an opportunity to grow spiritually. Turn the tables. Don’t lament the poor hand you were dealt, thank God for it, and play it well!

MSH

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All problems become smaller if you don’t dodge them, but rather confront them. Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you; grasp it boldly, and its spines crumble.

Halsey, Adm Wm Bull

— Admiral William Halsey

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Fortitude

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

Paine, Thomas

—Thomas Paine

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Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

Patton, George S

—George Patton

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